“I Believe in Symmetry” by Bright Eyes

“I Believe in Symmetry” by Bright Eyes

February 7, 2019 0 By celmoreblog

I just got myself to blame
Leave everything up to fate
When there’s choices I could make
When there’s choices I could make

And so I raise my glass to symmetry
To the second hand and its accuracy
To the actual size of everything
The desert is the sand
You can’t hold it in your hand
It won’t bow to your demands
There’s no difference you can make
There’s no difference you can make

An argument for consciousness
The instinct of the blind insect
Who makes love to the flower bed
And dies in the first freeze
Oh I want to learn such simple things
No politics, no history
Till what I want and what I need
Can finally be the same

I just got myself to blame
Leave everything up to fate
When there’s choices I could make
When there’s choices I could make
And now my heart needs a polygraph
Always so eager to pack my bags

When I really wanna stay
When I really wanna stay When I wanna stay, When I wanna stay, when i wanna stay 

The arc of time, the stench of sex
The innocence you can’t protect
Each quarter note, each marble step
Walk up and down that lonely treble clef

Each wanting the next one
Each wanting the next one to arrive
Each wanting the next one
Each wanting the next one to arrive

An argument for consciousness
The instinct of the blind insect
Who never thinks 
Not to accept its fate, that’s faith
There is happiness in death

You get to the next one
You get to the next one down the line
You get to the next one
You get to the next one down the line

The levity of longing that 
Distills each dream inside my head
By morning watered down forget

From one to the next one
From one to the next right down the line
From one to the next one
From one to the next right down the line

You get to the next one
You get to the next one down the line
You get to the next one
You get to the next one down the line

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